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Fans in disbelief as Ederson misses out on FIFPRO Men’s World XI selection despite FIFA Best Goalkeeper win

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, saw himself clinch the Best Men’s Goalkeeper award at the just concluded FIFA Best Awards held in London yesterday.

The 30-year-old shot-stopper kept a total of 11 clean sheets last season in 35 Premier League games for Man City

Ederson for Manchester City in 2023

Per FootyStats, Ederson had a save percentage of 58.97% in the 2022/23 season, making 46 saves from 78 shots faced in the league. The City goalkeeper also made a wildly impressive 22 saves from 26 shots faced in the UEFA Champions League, with a save percentage of 84.62% which puts him in the 99th percentile!

Even more, the Brazilian was part of the Man City team who achieved a historic treble-winning campaign last season, winning the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

However, it seems those achievements weren’t enough to see Ederson selected in the FIFPRO Men’s XI team of 2023, which was released shortly after the Manchester City goalkeeper was named FIFA Best Men’s Goalkeeper.

And fans are in so much disbelief over the selection.

Fans react to FIFPRO Men’s XI selection

Following the shocking absence of Ederson from the FIFPRO Men’s XI team of 2023 after winning the Best FIFA men goalkeeper award, soccer fans round the world have reacted to the inclusion of Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was selected instead.



Here are some reactions we saw from soccer fans on social media, as they try to understand what the heck just happened.

@fatfamtwit wrote: “I’m confused. Ederson fifa keeper and courtois in the fifa men’s Xl? Confused”

@michaelmaseruka chipped in: “Another horrendous decision. Its like having the player of the year not being on the team of the year! IS THAT CRAZY OR WHAT????”

@MeddyFurniture said: “Treble is now shit it means nothing 🙌🏽 what a good example for the next generation wow”

@JRT0809 wrote: “Makes 0 sense”

@bruce_emmanuel said: “Who cares? How can the best keeper not feature in the 1st 11. This shows how dubious these award schemes are”

@official_khene wrote: “Ederson that won best GK didn’t make the list? Lol”

Peter Okereke

Peter Okereke is a hardcore soccer fan and grew his passion for the beautiful game since watching Didier Drogba score the winning goal at Wembley in the 2007 FA Cup final for Chelsea against Manchester United.
He is the founder of The Soccer Report and has 4+ years of industry experience, having been writing about football since August 2019.

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